Reading Comprehension Worksheets & Printables

Reading comprehension skills are an essential building block for academic success. Whether your child is just beginning to read or is already an advanced reader, we have printable reading comprehension worksheets that can supplement what he is learning in school with folktales, modern stories, nonfiction, and more.
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The Color Line The Color Line Learn about an unspoken, unfair rule regarding segregation in major league baseball during the early 1900s.
Hamburger Graphic Organizer Hamburger Graphic Organizer Work up an appetite for comprehension with this hamburger graphic organizer.
Spider Web Graphic Organizer Spider Web Graphic Organizer Untangle the strands of a story with this spider web graphic organizer!
Rosie the Riveter Rosie the Riveter Meet Rosie the Riveter, a famous icon from the era of WWII.
Sign Language Flash Cards: M thru R Sign Language Flash Cards: M thru R How do you communicate without using your voice?
Ice Cream Graphic Organizer Ice Cream Graphic Organizer Get the scoop on your stories with this ice cream graphic organizer!
Romeo and Juliet for Kids Romeo and Juliet for Kids Get a great introduction to one of Shakespeare's most famous tragedies, Romeo and Juliet.
The Ugly Duckling Story The Ugly Duckling Story Test comprehension with this fairy tale jumble!
Sign Language Flash Cards: G thru L Sign Language Flash Cards: G thru L Imagine if you could only use your hands to communicate.
Ancient Trade Routes: El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro Ancient Trade Routes: El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro Learn some interesting history about some of the oldest, and longest, roads in the U.S.!
Listening Skills Quiz Listening Skills Quiz Give your child some great testing preparation with this listening skills quiz.
Women in History: Dolley Madison Women in History: Dolley Madison Learn about first Lady Dolley Madison with this history worksheet, complete with some reading comprehension exercises.
Listening Practice Listening Practice Assist your child with some useful standardized testing prep!
Kolobok Part V: The End! Kolobok Part V: The End! This is the final chapter of the tale of Kolobok.
Sign Language Flash Cards: A thru F Sign Language Flash Cards: A thru F What if you could only use your hands to communicate?
Guessing Game Guessing Game Help your child prepare for standardized testing with this guessing game, which will teach them about process of elimination.
Reading comprehension skills are an essential building block for academic success. Whether your child is just beginning to read or is already an advanced reader, we have printable reading comprehension worksheets that can supplement what he is learning in school with folktales, modern stories, nonfiction, and more.

Improve Reading Comprehension with These Tips

Reading comprehension worksheets are key tools for helping your child understand a book or text. Supplement our reading comprehension worksheets by reading books with your child and doing these simple comprehension exercises:

  • Start with pre-reading engagement. Look at the book cover with your child and make predictions about the subject of the book based on the title and picture. If you're reading "Hansel and Gretel," you might say, "I see that the title of this book is 'Hansel and Gretel.' I also see a boy and a girl on the front cover. I predict that this book will be about Hansel, a boy, and Gretel, a girl." Older children can be prompted to make their own predictions.
  • Ask questions as you read with your child. You can ask your child how you think a character feels based on his picture or words in the text. You might also point out surprising things in the pictures. Kids also love making preditions mid-story; ask your child, "What do you think will happen next?"
  • After you've finished a book, have a short discussion about what you've read. You can ask your child to summarize the story, or tell you his favorite part, or tell you what he thinks will happen to the characters after the book ends.
  • Encourage your child to complete reading comprehension worksheets regularly. There are perfect post-story reading comprehension worksheets, including story maps, 'fan fiction' writing prompts, and comprehension bookmarks. You can also try printing reading comprehension worksheets with stories and exercises together.